Farm Team

July 12, 2016

When Sweetwater Sound’s senior vice president for human resources joined the music gear mega-retailer 10 years ago, he developed a baseball metaphor as a strategy to supply the talented employees the expanding company needed.


Heart of the Matter

July 12, 2016

At 45, Mike GeRue knows success, as his career history attests. Since completing associate and master’s degrees in nursing at the University of Saint Francis, he has advanced steadily through the ranks of the Parkview Health system. Now chief operating officer for Parkview Heart Institute, GeRue oversees the entire hospital footprint, including day-to-day operations, quality, Read More »


There’s BIG And Then There is BIG

July 1, 2016

Like the class on immigrants he took while earning a bachelor’s in social work at USF. “I fell in love with it, and it was just an elective. I thought, time for me to give social work a try,” he said. After graduating in 2008, the same thing happened with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Read More »


For the Love of Maury

June 30, 2016

One could justifiably describe the affection surrounding former USF art department professor and chair Maurice “Maury” Papier as the “Maury Aura.” When his former students and local arts patrons packed Artlink in downtown Fort Wayne on Sept. 11 for “Maurice Papier: A Retrospective,” the galleries hummed with excitement. It was a familiar medium for Papier. Read More »